E.J. Dionne writes that President Obama was wise to find a sensible compromise in the contraception debate, in his column, “Contraception And The Cost Of The Culture Wars:”
Politicized culture wars are debilitating because they almost always require partisans to denigrate the moral legitimacy of their opponents, and sometimes to deny their very humanity. It’s often not enough to defeat a foe. Satisfaction only comes from an adversary’s humiliation.